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New marketplace for meat

A new virtual marketplace is to hit the food industry in early 2001. U.S Commerce Ventures LLC will launch an Internet marketplace for the $70...

McDonalds to use products from biotech free animals

As from April 2001, fast food giant McDonald's announced that its restaurants in Germany will stop serving products from animals fed biotech feed. This new...

Northern Foods report upbeat sales

UK food group Northern Foods announced on Tuesday optimistic pre-sales for the run-up to Christmas with a 4.5 per cent rise in retail sales in...

Older cattle in EU should be tested

As consumer fears grow over the extent of BSE in Europe, two European Commissioners claimed this week that the only way to reassure the public...

Nestlé head leaves Moscow in healthy shape

Andreas Schlapfer, head of Nestle Russia, is to leave to head Nestle France. When he arrived in 1995 Nestle carried just two products in Russia,...

Design your own cereal

U.S. cereal maker General Mills announced yesterday that it is to give people the opportunity to make a very personal cereal. The company said that...

Del Monte sells tomatoes

Del Monte Foods, the U.S. fruit and vegetable processor, announced plans to close its Woodland, California tomato processing facility in January 2001. The company claims...

National Starch raises prices

National Starch and Chemical Company, a member of the ICI Group, announced recently that it is to increase prices on its food and pharmaceutical starches...

Korean food authority recalls tortillas

The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) announced on Friday that it had recalled 14,528 kilogrammes of tortillas containing StarLink bioengineered corn. The KFDA has...

Functional dairy debate online

Dairy industry researchers and applications experts are hosting a live, interactive discussion designed specifically for food technologists, about the latest news concerning nutraceutical benefits of...

Express Dairy forms joint venture

U.K. Express Dairies announced on Friday that it is to combine its Northern Ireland liquid milk business with Golden Vale to form a joint venture....

Danone in talks with equity group

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, the private equity group that recently bought Burton's Biscuits, is understood to be in talks with Danone, the French consumer...

Brussels committee to discuss Spanish embargo

The Veterinary committee of the European Commission is to meet to discuss the Spanish embargo of French and Irish beef. On the 9 November Spain...

Tate & Lyle sells U.S. sugar businesses

Amid a sharp decline in interim profits, Tate & Lyle, the British sugar, starch and sweetener producer announced yesterday that it is to sell its...

Lion Nathan reports $3.7m profit

Australian brewing group Lion Nathan Ltd reported a net profit after abnormals of Au$3.7 million for the 13 months to September 30, 2000. The result...

Danone buys into Chinese Dairy

French food giant Danone, producer of brands such as Evian and Kronenbourg, has bought a 5 per cent stake in Shanghai Bright Dairy & Food,...

Distillers threat to sue Romanian government

The Romanian government's decision to delay two ordinances that would introduce a state monopoly over alcohol distribution as well as grant tax breaks to alcohol...

Interbrew announces IPO

Interbrew, the Belgian brewer, yesterday announced an initial public offering that could value it at up to E16bn ($13.8bn), the Financial Times reported. The company,...

Jospin seeks to calm French over BSE crisis

The beef crisis continued in France yesterday with a calling from Luc Guyau, president of the FNSEA farmer's union, for the government to ensure that...

Norwegian functional food company in discussions

According to the October issue of Chemistry in Britain, Nutri Pharma, a Norwegian functional food company, has entered into discussions with potential licensing partners regarding...

Herbal beer launched

U.S. company, Soma Products Co. is set to market "Soma Herbal"-a non-alcoholic herbal beer. The beverage incorporates Kava Kava, Scullcap (an herb in the mint...

Royal Ahold sets up shared services structure in U.S

Royal Ahold, the Dutch food provider, announced this week that two of its U.S. operating companies have combined strengths. The two companies are Tops Markets,...

Molson to buy into Brazil market

Molson, Canada's largest brewery, is to buy the Bavaria beer brand and 5 bottling plants from Brazil's Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (Ambev) for as...

Sara Lee pulls out of Bernard Matthews bidding

Sara Lee Corporation, the U.S food producer, has withdrawn from the bidding to acquire Bernard Matthews plc, the U.K. turkey producer, less than two weeks...

Nabisco to launch e-commerce site

Nabisco Inc., the snack and confectionery producer, is to launch NabiscoGifts.com, the first attempt by the company to sell directly to online consumers. Positioned as...

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